SWILLINGTON INGS BIRD GROUP

… All 2016 Sightings

Sightings for October

A Slavonian Grebe at St. Aidan’s on 4th moved to Skelton Lake on 11th for the rest of the month. Whilst looking for this bird on 4th a juvenile Red-necked Grebe was found nearby. Up to a dozen Whooper Swans dropped in from 19th, with Pink-footed Geese over on six days. A Great White Egret was at Skelton Lake from 21st. Two Barnacle Geese arrived on 18th but then remained for the rest of the month and the Egyptian Goose put in a few appearances.

Three Mandarins were present briefly on 16th, with a female Scaup at Skelton Lake on 22nd, a female Common Scoter on 21st and a male Red-breasted Merganser at Skelton Lake on 29th. Grey Plovers were noted on 6th and 17th, with a Ruff on 4th and 22nd, a showy Jack Snipe at the Main Lake on 18th and a Green Sandpiper at Skelton Lake on 23rd.

A Great Grey Shrike at Skelton Lake on 20th was, like last year’s bird, found by a non-member but unfortunately this bird did not linger. Most summer visitors left on schedule, but a Grasshopper Warbler on 9th was a month later than any previous bird. Winter visitors also arrived as expected, but never in large numbers. A singing Cetti’s Warbler at Lowther Lake on 25th was the first for a while. The Starling roost is estimated at up to 20,000 birds, putting on spectacular aerial displays in the evenings.

 

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Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mute Swan N X X X X X X X X X    
Whooper Swan N X X X   X       X    
Pink-footed Goose N X X X X       X X    
Greylag Goose N X X X X X X X X X    
White-fronted Goose N X X                  
Barnacle Goose                   N    
Canada Goose N X X X X X X X X X    
Egyptian Goose N X           X X X    
SheIduck N X X X X X X X X X    
Mandarin         N         X    
Wigeon N X X X X X X X X X    
Gadwall N X X X X X X X X X    
Teal N X X X X X X X X X    
Mallard N X X X X X X X X X    
Pintail N X X X       X X X    
Shoveler N X X X X X X X X X    
Garganey     N X X X X X X      
Pochard N X X X X X X X X X    
Tufted Duck N X X X X X X X X X    
Scaup N X                    
Common Scoter N         X   X X X    
Goldeneye N X X X X   X X X X    
Red-breasted Merganser N                 X    
Goosander N X X X X X X X X X    
Red-legged Partridge N X X X X X X X X X    
Grey Partridge N X X X X X X X X X    
Pheasant N X X X X X X X X X    
Gannet                 N      
Cormorant N X X X X X X X X X    
Bittern N X X X X X X X X X    
Little Egret N X X X X X X X X X    
Grey Heron N X X X X X X X X X    
Little Grebe N X X X X X X X X X    
Great Crested Grebe N X X X X X X X X X    
Slavonian Grebe                   N    
Red-necked Grebe                   N    
Black-necked Grebe     N X X X X X X X    
Red Kite N X X X X X X X X X    
Marsh Harrier N X X X X X X X X X    
Sparrowhawk N X X X X X X X X X    
Buzzard N X X X X X X X X X    
Osprey       N X     X X      
Water Rail N X   X X X X X X X    
Moorhen N X X X X X X X X X    
Coot N X X X X X X X X X    
Avocet     N X X X            
Oystercatcher N X X X X X X X        
Golden Plover N X X X X X   X X X    
Grey Plover         N X     X X    
Little Ringed Plover     N X X X X X X      
Ringed Plover   N X X X X X X X X    
Lapwing N X X X X X X X X X    
Whimbrel       N X       X      
Curlew N X X X X X X X X X    
Dunlin N X X X X X X X X X    
Curlew Sandpiper               N X      
Little Stint               N X      
Knot     N   X       X      
Ruff         N   X X X      
Sanderling       N X   X X X      
Green Sandpiper   N   X       X X X    
Spotted Redshank               N X      
Greenshank       N X   X X X      
Wood Sandpiper         N     X X      
Redshank N X X X X X X X X X    
Black-tailed Godwit   N X X X X X X X      
Bar-tailed Godwit               N        
Turnstone         N     X X      
Woodcock N       X              
Snipe N X X X X X X X X X    
Jack Snipe                 N X    
Common Sandpiper       N X X X X X      
Little Tern           N            
Black Tern         N X X X        
Sandwich Tern       N                
Common Tern       N X X X X X      
Arctic Tern       N X X   X X      
Kittiwake       N   X            
Black-headed Gull N X X X X X X X X X    
Little Gull       N                
Mediterranean Gull   N         X          
Common Gull N X X X X X X X X X    
Yellow-legged Gull       N X X X          
Lesser Black-backed Gull N X X X X X X X X X    
Herring Gull N X X X X X X X X X    
Iceland Gull N X X                  
Glaucous Gull N X   X                
Great Black-backed Gull N X X X X X X X X X    
Stock Dove N X X X X X X X X X    
Wood Pigeon N X X X X X X X X X    
Collared Dove N X X X X X X X X X    
Cuckoo       N X X X          
Barn Owl N X X X X X X X        
Little Owl N X X X X X X          
Tawny Owl N X X X X X X          
Short-eared Owl N X X X   X X     X    
Long-eared Owl N X       X X          
Swift       N X X X X        
Kingfisher N X X X X X X X X X    
Green Woodpecker N X X X X X X X X X    
Great Spotted Woodpecker N X X X X X X X X X    
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker N   X                  
Kestrel N X X X X X X X X X    
Merlin       N                
Hobby         N X X X X X    
Peregrine N X X X X X X X X X    
Jay N X X X X X X X X X    
Magpie N X X X X X X X X X    
Jackdaw N X X X X X X X X X    
Rook N X X X X X X X X X    
Carrion Crow N X X X X X X X X X    
Goldcrest N X X X X X X X X X    
Blue Tit N X X X X X X X X X    
Great Tit N X X X X X X X X X    
Coal Tit N X X X X X X X X X    
Willow Tit N X X X X X X X X X    
Bearded Tit N     X X X X X X X    
Skylark N X X X X X X X X X    
Sand Martin     N X X X X X X X    
Swallow     N X X X X X X X    
House Martin     N X X X X X X X    
Cetti’s Warbler N                 X    
Long-tailed Tit N X X X X X X X X X    
Chiffchaff N X X X X X X X X X    
Willow Warbler     N X X X X X X X    
Blackcap     N X X X X X X X    
Garden Warbler       N X X X   X      
Lesser Whitethroat       N X X X X X      
Whitethroat       N X X X X X      
Grasshopper Warbler       N X X X     X    
Sedge Warbler       N X X X X X      
Reed Warbler       N X X X X X X    
Nuthatch N X X X X X       X    
Treecreeper N X X X X X       X    
Wren N X X X X X X X X X    
Great Grey Shrike                   N    
Starling N X X X X X X X X X    
Blackbird N X X X X X X X X X    
Fieldfare N X X             X    
Song Thrush N X X X X X X X X X    
Redwing N X X X           X    
Mistle Thrush N X X X X X X X X X    
Spotted Flycatcher         N     X X      
Robin N X X X X X X X X X    
Whinchat       N X     X X X    
Stonechat N X X           X X    
Wheatear     N X X       X      
Dunnock N X X X X X X X X X    
House Sparrow N X X X X X X X X X    
Tree Sparrow N X X X X X X X X X    
Yellow Wagtail       N X X X X X X    
Grey Wagtail N X X X X X X X X X    
Pied Wagtail N X X X X X X X X X    
Richard’s Pipit N X                    
Tree Pipit         N     X        
Meadow Pipit N X X X X X X X X X    
Rock Pipit     N                  
Water Pipit N X X X           X    
Brambling     N X           X    
Chaffinch N X X X X X X X X X    
Bullfinch N X X X X X X X X X    
Greenfinch N X X X X X X X X X    
Linnet N X X X X X X X X X    
Lesser Redpoll N X X X   X     X X    
Crossbill           N            
Goldfinch N X X X X X X X X X    
Siskin N X X X       X X X    
Yellowhammer N X X X X X X X X X    
Reed Bunting N X X X X X X X X X    
Monthly total 109 107 113 132 129 121 114 122 126 118 0 0
New birds (N) 109 4 13 22 9 2 0 4 2 4 0 0
New birds 2015 106 4 14 32 6 0 2 4 3 4 1 0
New birds 2014 108 5 16 25 12 3 2 4 3 0 3 1
New birds 2013 114 5 7 32 6 1 2 2 4 6 3 0
New birds 2012 108 12 14 22 8 1 1 3 1 2 4 0
New birds 2011 112 4 9 29 12 0 1 1 6 3 1 0
New birds 2010 105 4 14 26 6 1 1 3 7 5 2 2
New birds 2009 103 7 10 30 10 1 2 1 2 0 0 1
New Birds 2008 102 11 7 28 7 1 0 3 3 1 4 1
                         
Cumulative total for year 109 113 126 148 157 159 159 163 165 169 169 169
Cumulative total 2015 106 110 124 156 162 162 164 168 171 175 176 176
Cumulative total 2014 108 113 129 154 166 169 171 175 178 178 181 182
Cumulative total 2013 114 119 126 158 164 165 167 169 173 179 182 182
Cumulative total 2012 108 120 134 156 164 165 166 169 170 172 176 176
Cumulative total 2011 112 116 125 154 166 166 167 171 177 180 181 181
Cumulative total 2010 105 109 123 149 155 156 157 160 167 172 174 176
Cumulative total 2009 103 110 120 150 160 161 163 164 166 166 166 167
Cumulative total 2008 102 113 120 148 155 156 156 159 162 163 167 168
                         
                         
                         
Awaiting description/decision                        
Little Bittern           X            
Great White Egret             X     X    
Red-footed Falcon         X              
White-winged Black Tern             X          
Caspian Gull   X X                  
                         
Sub-species/races                        
                         
Continental Cormorant X X X X X X X X X X    
Black-headed Wagtail       X                
Blue-headed Wagtail       X                
White Wagtail       X X              

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